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Fair Trade writes new chapter in story of tuna

By Tim Fitzgerald, Environmental Defense Fund National Geographic Voices February 19, 2015

Tuna is the second most popular seafood in the United States, yet for most Americans, it’s a non-descript protein puck that inevitably gets mixed with mayonnaise and celery. Maybe the tuna in that can came from the Philippines, or Micronesia? Perhaps it was caught by a Japanese vessel and transferred ...

National Patient Safety Foundation urges stakeholders to be "United in Safety" for Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14

February 12, 2015

Boston, Mass. (Feb. 12, 2015)—Patient and family engagement in health care is the focus as the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 8-14, 2015. This year’s theme, United in Safety, underscores the fact that everyone has a role to play in ensuring safe care, and ...

Four Leading Foundations launch new legal training module for the philanthropic community

February 10, 2015

Today a new, interactive training tool is available free of charge to help the staff of private foundations explore the rules and potential impact of program-related investments, or PRIs. Like a grant, a PRI supports private foundations’ charitable and programmatic goals. Unlike a grant, a PRI is an investment that ...

$1.6 million grant from Moore Foundation supports Monmouth University Urban Coast Institute’s work on Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal

Monmouth University January 29, 2015

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's 1.6 million grant to Monmouth University's Urban Coast Institute (UCI) is supporting work on the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal, an online toolkit and resource center to support ocean planning in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The grant supports UCI's work with several academic, government, private ...

SPIDER experiment touches down in Antarctica

Caltech January 23, 2015

After spending 16 days suspended from a giant helium balloon floating 115,000 feet above Antarctica, a scientific instrument dubbed SPIDER has landed in a remote region of the frozen continent. Conceived of and built by an international team of scientists, the instrument launched from McMurdo Station on New Year's Day. ...

CIFAR and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation launch joint venture to expand scientific collaborations

January 22, 2015

CIFAR and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation are launching a new joint venture to advance marine science and quantum materials. The venture brings fellows from CIFAR together with investigators from two Moore Foundation programs to stimulate new collaborations.

The three-year agreement has two components. One will open meetings of ...

Study shows Brazil’s Soy Moratorium still needed to preserve Amazon

By Kelly April Tyrrell University of Wisconsin-Madison January 22, 2015

Today, fewer chicken nuggets can trace their roots to cleared Amazon rain forest.

In 2006, following a report from Greenpeace and under pressure from consumers, large companies like McDonald's and Wal-Mart decided to stop using soy grown on cleared forestland in the Brazilian Amazon. This put pressure on commodity traders, ...

Fish 2.0 2015 competition is open

January 13, 2015

The Fish 2.0 business competition connects fishing and aquaculture businesses and investors who are interested in the seafood sector. Fish 2.0 provides businesses with an opportunity to gain visibility, find strategic partners, and ultimately garner new investments in the range of $100,000 to over $10 million. Investors who participate as ...

20 researchers selected as 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellows

Leopold Leadership Program January 12, 2015
Twenty North American environmental researchers have been awarded Leopold Leadership Fellowships for 2015.

Based at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, the Leopold Leadership Program provides outstanding academic environmental researchers with skills and approaches for communicating and working with partners in NGOs, business, government and communities to integrate science ...
Patient and Family Engagement

Consumer Reports finds striking link between "respectful" treatment and medical errors

December 16, 2014

YONKERS, NY — In a new report that explores the important role of patient “engagement”, that is open communication with respect and dignity, Consumer Reports has found a striking link between respectful treatment in the hospital and preventable medical errors. It examines the relationship between patient communication and hospital errors, ...

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